Battery Charger Using LTC4078

Using the LTC4078 standalone linear charger circuit you can design a very simple single-cell battery charger circuit for Li-Ion Li-Polymer battery . This LTC4078 battery charger circuit works from both wall adapter and USB inputs. This charger can detect power at the inputs and automatically select the appropriate power source for charging.

Battery Charger Using LTC4078 Circuit diagram



As you can see in the circuit diagram , this Li-Ion Li-Polymer charger requires few external components and you will need to apply just few equations ,to design a full work USB , wall adapter charger .
The charge current can be programmed up to 950mA from wall adapter input . IUSB pin is used for program the charge current for USB power that can be programmed by connecting a resistor to the ground.

The voltage on this pin can be used to measure the battery current delivered from the USB input using the following formula: IBAT = (VIUSB/RIUSB)*1000 . ITERM pin is the termination current threshold program that is set by connecting a resistor to ground. ITERMINATE is set by the following formula:
ITERMINATE =100V/RITERM ; RITERM =100V/ITERMINATE IDC pin is used for program the charge current for wall adapter power that is set by connecting a resistor to ground.The voltage on this pin can be used to measure the battery current delivered from the DC input using the following formula: IBAT = (VIDC/RIDC)*1000 .

The charge current delivered to the battery from the wall adapter or USB supply is programmed using a single resistor from the IDC or IUSB pin to ground and can be calculated using the following equations:
RIDC =1000V/ICHRG-DC , ICHRG-DC = 1000V/RIDC - Wall adapter
RIUSB =1000V/ICHRG-USB , ICHRG-USB =1000V/RIUSB – USB port.
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